Delayed implant placement: long-lasting replacement for lost or damaged teeth

Dentists blueprintsThe development of dental implants involves the development of new techniques for implant placement. Their main task is to care for patients and solve their dental problems in the most efficient way. Today there is a wide range of dental implant techniques, which have their own indications and contraindications. There are some classifications that determine the period of time required for the procedure, placement techniques, the number of placement stages and types of implants. All these classifications provide patients with the available information. According to the period of time required for the whole procedure, dental implant placement can be immediate and delayed. Immediate implant placement technique is always used in a clinical situation with indication for the placement of the single stage implant into fresh extraction socket. Since diameters of the socket and implant can be different, a two-stage implant placement technique is used, which requires a healing period of 3-6 months for final placement of prosthesis. Delayed implantation is a technique which requires either osteoplasty or augmentation of the bone at the site of tooth extraction in order to place the implant in 6-9 months. The main feature of these techniques is that we may talk about dental implants at the time of tooth extraction, while in many other cases the implantation is carried out a long time ago after the tooth loss. However, the immediate implantation is favorable for the patient, because the implant is placed immediately after tooth extraction in one visit to the dentist, the delayed technique is used if there are contraindications to the immediate one.  The delayed technique is a compromise which ensures soft tissue healing in the augmented area if there is no possibility to place the implant immediately. Due to a high level of clinical competence in implant restoration, immediate implant placement is more widely used to prevent atrophy of bone tissue when performing augmentation procedure. This is more comfortable option which increases the survival rate of implants in patients. Thus, delayed implant placement technique is necessary in cases with soft tissue or bone pathology after tooth extraction, which must be treated. Therefore, it is necessary to perform immediate implant placement after tooth extraction if the pathological process occurs there. The dentist makes treatment decisions according to the clinical situation. The patient should visit an orthopedic surgeon or a periodontist and undergo additional examination and treatment. Well, having discussed the classification of dental implant placement techniques, we have seen that the decision about implant placement techniques can only be made after your dentist have considered the clinical situation. The specialists of the Bio3 Implants recommend to be attentive to all of the doctor’s explanations, to follow all instructions while preparing to implantation in order to achieve successful results, which will bring the health and beauty to your teeth and smile.